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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weather  \Weath"er\,  n.  [OE.  weder,  AS  weder;  akin  to  OS  wedar, 
  OFries  weder,  D.  weder,  we[^e]r,  G.  wetter,  OHG.  wetar 
  Icel.  ve[eth]r,  Dan.  veir,  Sw  v["a]der  wind,  air,  weather, 
  and  perhaps  to  OSlav.  vedro  fair  weather;  or  perhaps  to  Lith. 
  vetra  storm,  Russ.  vieter',  vietr',  wind,  and  E.  wind.  Cf 
  {Wither}.] 
  1.  The  state  of  the  air  or  atmosphere  with  respect  to  heat  or 
  cold,  wetness  or  dryness,  calm  or  storm,  clearness  or 
  cloudiness,  or  any  other  meteorological  phenomena; 
  meteorological  condition  of  the  atmosphere;  as  warm 
  weather;  cold  weather;  wet  weather;  dry  weather,  etc 
 
  Not  amiss  to  cool  a  man's  stomach  this  hot  weather. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Fair  weather  cometh  out  of  the  north.  --Job  xxxvii 
  22. 
 
  2.  Vicissitude  of  season;  meteorological  change;  alternation 
  of  the  state  of  the  air.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Storm;  tempest. 
 
  What  gusts  of  weather  from  that  gathering  cloud  My 
  thoughts  presage!  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  A  light  rain;  a  shower.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif. 
 
  {Stress  of  weather},  violent  winds;  force  of  tempests. 
 
  {To  make  fair  weather},  to  flatter;  to  give  flattering 
  representations.  [R.] 
 
  {To  make  good},  or  {bad},  {weather}  (Naut.),  to  endure  a  gale 
  well  or  ill;  --  said  of  a  vessel.  --Shak. 
 
  {Under  the  weather},  ill;  also  financially  embarrassed. 
  [Colloq.  U.  S.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Weather  box}.  Same  as  {Weather  house},  below.  --Thackeray. 
 
  {Weather  breeder},  a  fine  day  which  is  supposed  to  presage 
  foul  weather. 
 
  {Weather  bureau},  a  popular  name  for  the  signal  service.  See 
  {Signal  service},  under  {Signal},  a.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Weather  cloth}  (Naut.),  a  long  piece  of  canvas  of  tarpaulin 
  used  to  preserve  the  hammocks  from  injury  by  the  weather 
  when  stowed  in  the  nettings. 
 
  {Weather  door}.  (Mining)  See  {Trapdoor},  2. 
 
  {Weather  gall}.  Same  as  {Water  gall},  2.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Weather  house},  a  mechanical  contrivance  in  the  form  of  a 
  house,  which  indicates  changes  in  atmospheric  conditions 
  by  the  appearance  or  retirement  of  toy  images. 
 
  Peace  to  the  artist  whose  ingenious  thought  Devised 
  the  weather  house,  that  useful  toy!  --Cowper. 
 
  {Weather  molding},  or 
 
  {Weather  moulding}  (Arch.),  a  canopy  or  cornice  over  a  door 
  or  a  window,  to  throw  off  the  rain. 
 
  {Weather  of  a  windmill  sail},  the  obliquity  of  the  sail,  or 
  the  angle  which  it  makes  with  its  plane  of  revolution. 
 
  {Weather  report},  a  daily  report  of  meteorological 
  observations,  and  of  probable  changes  in  the  weather; 
  esp.,  one  published  by  government  authority. 
 
  {Weather  spy},  a  stargazer;  one  who  foretells  the  weather. 
  [R.]  --Donne. 
 
  {Weather  strip}  (Arch.),  a  strip  of  wood,  rubber,  or  other 
  material,  applied  to  an  outer  door  or  window  so  as  to 
  cover  the  joint  made  by  it  with  the  sill,  casings,  or 
  threshold,  in  order  to  exclude  rain,  snow,  cold  air,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weather  \Weath"er\,  v.  i. 
  To  undergo  or  endure  the  action  of  the  atmosphere;  to  suffer 
  meteorological  influences;  sometimes  to  wear  away  or  alter, 
  under  atmospheric  influences;  to  suffer  waste  by  weather. 
 
  The  organisms  .  .  .  seem  indestructible,  while  the  hard 
  matrix  in  which  they  are  imbedded  has  weathered  from 
  around  them  --H.  Miller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weather  \Weath"er\,  a.  (Naut.) 
  Being  toward  the  wind,  or  windward  --  opposed  to  lee;  as 
  weather  bow,  weather  braces,  weather  gauge,  weather  lifts, 
  weather  quarter,  weather  shrouds,  etc 
 
  {Weather  gauge}. 
  a  (Naut.)  The  position  of  a  ship  to  the  windward  of 
  another. 
  b  Fig.:  A  position  of  advantage  or  superiority;  advantage 
  in  position. 
 
  To  veer,  and  tack,  and  steer  a  cause  Against  the 
  weather  gauge  of  laws.  --Hudibras. 
 
  {Weather  helm}  (Naut.),  a  tendency  on  the  part  of  a  sailing 
  vessel  to  come  up  into  the  wind,  rendering  it  necessary  to 
  put  the  helm  up  that  is  toward  the  weather  side 
 
  {Weather  shore}  (Naut.),  the  shore  to  the  windward  of  a  ship. 
  --Totten. 
 
  {Weather  tide}  (Naut.),  the  tide  which  sets  against  the  lee 
  side  of  a  ship,  impelling  her  to  the  windward.  --Mar. 
  Dict. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weather  \Weath"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Weathered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Weathering}.] 
  1.  To  expose  to  the  air;  to  air;  to  season  by  exposure  to 
  air. 
 
  [An  eagle]  soaring  through  his  wide  empire  of  the 
  air  To  weather  his  broad  sails.  --Spenser. 
 
  This  gear  lacks  weathering.  --Latimer. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  sustain  the  trying  effect  of  to  bear  up  against 
  and  overcome;  to  sustain;  to  endure;  to  resist;  as  to 
  weather  the  storm. 
 
  For  I  can  weather  the  roughest  gale.  --Longfellow. 
 
  You  will  weather  the  difficulties  yet  --F.  W. 
  Robertson 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  sail  or  pass  to  the  windward  of  as  to  weather 
  a  cape;  to  weather  another  ship. 
 
  4.  (Falconry)  To  place  (a  hawk)  unhooded  in  the  open  air. 
  --Encyc.  Brit. 
 
  {To  weather  a  point}. 
  a  (Naut.)  To  pass  a  point  of  land,  leaving  it  on  the  lee 
  side 
  b  Hence  to  gain  or  accomplish  anything  against 
  opposition. 
 
  {To  weather  out},  to  encounter  successfully,  though  with 
  difficulty;  as  to  weather  out  a  storm. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  weather 
  adj  :  towards  the  side  exposed  to  wind  [syn:  {upwind},  {weather(a)}] 
  n  :  the  meteorological  conditions:  temperature  and  wind  and 
  clouds  and  precipitation;  "they  were  hoping  for  good 
  weather";  "every  day  we  have  weather  conditions  and 
  yesterday  was  no  exception"  [syn:  {weather  condition},  {atmospheric 
  condition}] 
  v  1:  face  or  endure  with  courage;  "She  braved  the  elements"  [syn: 
  {endure},  {brave},  {brave  out}] 
  2:  cause  to  slope 
  3:  sail  to  the  windward  of 
  4:  change  under  the  action  or  influence  of  the  weather;  "A 
  weathered  old  hut" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  WEATHER,  n.  The  climate  of  the  hour.  A  permanent  topic  of 
  conversation  among  persons  whom  it  does  not  interest,  but  who  have 
  inherited  the  tendency  to  chatter  about  it  from  naked  arboreal 
  ancestors  whom  it  keenly  concerned.  The  setting  up  official  weather 
  bureaus  and  their  maintenance  in  mendacity  prove  that  even  governments 
  are  accessible  to  suasion  by  the  rude  forefathers  of  the  jungle. 
 
  Once  I  dipt  into  the  future  far  as  human  eye  could  see 
  And  I  saw  the  Chief  Forecaster,  dead  as  any  one  can  be  -- 
  Dead  and  damned  and  shut  in  Hades  as  a  liar  from  his  birth, 
  With  a  record  of  unreason  seldom  paralleled  on  earth. 
  While  I  looked  he  reared  him  solemnly,  that  incadescent  youth, 
  From  the  coals  that  he'd  preferred  to  the  advantages  of  truth. 
  He  cast  his  eyes  about  him  and  above  him  then  he  wrote 
  On  a  slab  of  thin  asbestos  what  I  venture  here  to  quote  -- 
  For  I  read  it  in  the  rose-light  of  the  everlasting  glow: 
  "Cloudy;  variable  winds,  with  local  showers;  cooler;  snow." 
  Halcyon  Jones 
 
 




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